#Wisk Strikes A Deal To Conduct A Flying Taxi Trial In New Zealand

Wisk strikes a deal to conduct a flying taxi trial in New Zealand trib.al/V0Q6jJs.

Wisk, a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk, said it will begin planning for a passenger trial, which will take place in Canterbury, a region on New Zealand’s south island that encompasses the city of Christchurch. Wisk will also need to receive certification for Cora by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority before it is approved to fly.

With the deal in place, the company says it will begin planning for the passenger trial, which will take place in Canterbury, a region on New Zealand’s south island that encompasses the city of Christchurch. Wisk will also need to receive certification for Cora by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority before it is approved to fly.

Wisk is a new name for a not-so-new project. The story begins in 2016 with the formation of Kitty Hawk, a secretive flying-car company bankrolled by Google co-founder Larry Page and run by Sebastian Thrun, the Stanford AI and robotics whiz who launched Google’s self-driving car unit. It started with a sporty flying boat called the Flyer and then expanded to include Cora, a two-seater flying taxi. Andrew J. Hawkins/@verge

Source: verge, article

 

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